Trump attends Presidents Cup golf tourney


President Donald Trump, pictured on Aug. 30, will be the fourth current or former president to visit the 2017 Presidents Cup when he arrives today. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

President Donald Trump arrived Sunday afternoon at the Presidents Cup golf tournament, where he is set to participate in the trophy presentation on Sunday, according to the White House.

The trip to Jersey City, New Jersey, came a day after the president was criticized for golfing and tweeting Saturday while Puerto Rico continued to grapple with the response to Hurricane Maria, which has devastated the U.S. territory.

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Trump is a well-known golf fan, who before he was elected criticized then-President Barack Obama for spending too much time on the course. Trump also owns a number of courses, some of which he has frequented during his time in office.

The Presidents Cup is regarded as one of the marquee events on the PGA tour. The biennial tournament pits teams of U.S. golfers against international competitors and is being held at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City this year. The U.S. entered Sunday’s play on the verge of winning.

Trump’s attendance at the Presidents Cup is the first for a sitting president since Bill Clinton at the 2000 tournament near Washington, D.C.

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